Blue Collar Double Bill: Sunday Too Far Away (1975) and Spotswood (1992)

Sunday

Director: Ken Hannam

Stars: Jack Thompson, Max Cullen, Robert Bruning, Jerry Thomas

Sunday Too Far Away, directed by Ken Hannam (Dawn!), opens with one of the most iconic scenes in Australian cinema, in which a car flips and rolls off a dusty outback road and protagonist Foley (Jack Thompson) crawls out from under his crashed vehicle. It’s an introduction befitting of and analogous to Foley, a character who’s his own worst enemy, who manages to wearily scrape through life while flirting with self-destruction.

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